There is a new kid on the block in the Rhode Island Nursing School community. Wow, forty years since a nursing school started in the Ocean state. Now, we have New England Tech, with a new nursing program which has no waiting list and a RN degree in lickety-split time! So, if I fork out fifty thousand dollars, I too can be a Registered Nurse? A RN with an incredible $50K (plus) debt to carry around on my back for who knows how long. Thatís if I get through the program and not end up like so many others who are dropping back from class to class, only to pay more money.
Yes, I was there and I took the bait. I lost time and money all because I could not wait out a seat in one of our other nursing schools in RI. It was not the academics or curriculum; rather, it was the insane, unethical antics of the programís staff and director. The atmosphere of this program is really, really weird. I was shocked at what I saw and experienced. Some of the professors in this program are perhaps good nurses, but insofar as professors, they are bullies.
NEITís marketing and recruitment department does an excellent job at bringing students into this program, but have a look at how many actually make it out, with that fifty thousand dollar degree. It has gotten so bad, that they had to merge two classes together because both classes were down from twenty people to a mere five to seven. Huh?
I do think this school has potential to produce RNís but it will take a regime change within, starting with the director. There will be those very few who have gotten through the program which will call my post ďsour GrapesĒ, and counter it with pseudo-praise, but if I can make people at least consider other options, than I have done my little bit to help out a fellow nursing student. Do your research from all angles before you jump into this program.